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18 Rue de Lille, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
03 91 90 65 11
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Much promise but the little things

We had looked forward to visiting and perhaps had high expectations. We and another couple were pounced on as soon as we paused to look at the menu outside. On a Saturday night in February it was surprisingly busy. The house wine was good and the order swiftly taken. We all elected for the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Len S
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had looked forward to visiting and perhaps had high expectations. We and another couple were pounced on as soon as we paused to look at the menu outside. On a Saturday night in February it was surprisingly busy. The house wine was good and the order swiftly taken. We all elected for the much reviewed onion soup. Nice but... More 

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colinreynolds
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nothing amazing. Service was friendly. We had the snails. Start. No crusty French bread and not too much butter to mop up. Steak was really great. Very tasty. Our son had omelette which he enjoyed. Creme brûlée for pudding had a nice crispy top, custard was just ok. Not wow. Overall a fair experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A decent little place to stop and have a quick lunch. There is a fixed menu with some classic French dishes like French Onion Soup and Steak Frites. Be very clear what you're ordering though as I ended up with Fish Soup, which was nice to be fair. Grab a window seat and watch the world go by. You can't... More 

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Thank Simon P
Lasne, Belgium
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went for dinner on a Sunday night and we had our dog so we knew that it was not going to be straightforward. We felt welcome by the hostess who was definitely a dog-lover and stayed in a little corner so as not to cause any annoyance to other guests. Meal was simple and delicious and reasonably priced. We... More 

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Thank KazzaBelgium
Woking, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Looking for a simple bistro, we stumbled upon this gem, only 100m from the square. Friendly family run restaurant with an excellent classic menu without being fussy. Specially good range of mussels.

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Thank Norman J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We had a most enjoyable taste of France here during our day trip. Super, friendly and fun service from Ludovic made it all the more memorable. The food was tasty and the ambience just right. Would highly recommend

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Thank SusanT22
Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Couldn't have asked for more from this friendly restaurant. Service was excellent as was the food. Would definately recommend and will return on our next visit.

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Thank Colin K
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Right in the Ville Fortifiee near te Basilique Notre Dame de l'Immaculate in the centre of the delightful city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, we found Le Swan. Monsieur Ludovic quickly found us a table and put us right at ease. We selected the menu-du-jour at a tremendously fair price (15 euro) and enjoyed every second (drinks, pate starter, boeuf bourgignon, desserts and... More 

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Thank Candice616
Surrey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A very long menu should have warned us about what was to come. Starters were all standard fare - prawns, squid rings, snails - which were adequate, though mostly, we suspected, prepared frozen. Main course featured chewy steaks, accompanied by mildly haughty service, cardboard chips and pepper sauces made apparently without recourse to pepper. One of our party quite liked... More 

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Thank Russell S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

On a cold November evening this restaurant was the busiest on the street so we took that as a good sign and went inside. We received a warm welcome and decided to choose the 18.90 euro menu. The fish soup was delicious and the steak cooked as we requested. All through the meal the service was friendly and attentive despite... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Rue de Lille, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: 03 91 90 65 11

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  • Cuisine: French

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